In addition to its authority to investigate law violations by individuals and businesses, the Commission also has federal rule-making authority to issue industry-wide regulations. Commission rules are published in Title 16 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
The Commission’s semiannual Regulatory Agenda and annual Regulatory Plan can be found at www.reginfo.gov and www.regulations.gov. Each Agenda contains a Preamble, information about active rulemakings and updates to the ten-year review program of our rules and guides. The Regulatory Plan sets out the Commission’s regulatory and deregulatory priorities for the year.